The climate in Chicago during January can be summarized as cold and reasonably dry.
January is in the winter in Chicago and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (30°F), whilst at night -10°C (14°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||-1.2°C 29.8°F|
|Nightly temperature||-10.2°C 13.6°F|
|Average temperature||-5.7°C 21.7°F|
|Daily sunshine||4.8 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||44 mm 1.7 ins|
|Rainy days||12 days|
|Sea temperature||4.4°C 39.9°F|
|Windspeed||20.2kph 13 mph|
On average January is the 2nd driest month of the year in Chicago with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in January 2019.
|Hottest month:||July||28.3°C 82.9°F|
|Driest month:||February||38mm 1.5ins|
|Coldest month:||January||-1.4°C 29.5°F|
|Wettest month:||July||100mm 3.9ins|